butter coffin

1) Possibly a wooden bowl with a cover (EDD), although a ‘pair’ may suggest that they were butter pats.

1567 Item 25 wodde cuppes 30 wodde dowblers 12 pare of coffyns three syles & 18 bowles, 6s 8d, Fixby

1622 noggans, skales, dishes, butter coffens, Cottingley

1638 trenchers, dishes, butter coffins, Thwaites

c.1740 1 pair of butter coffins, Holmfirth.

spellings coffin
dates 1567 1622 1638

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